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The Home Teams

University of Texas

Women's Basketball Vs. Kansas State: Sat., Jan. 26, 1pm. Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River. $8-16. Men's Basketball Vs. Texas Tech: Sat., Jan. 26, 7pm. Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River. $8-40. Women's Tennis ITA Kick-Off Weekend: Vs. Wichita State: Sat., Jan. 26, 10am. Vs. Utah/Stephen F. Austin: Sun., Jan. 27, TBA. Penick-Allison Tennis Center.

www.texassports.com

Recreation & Fitness

3V3 Live Soccer Tour

Registration open now for kids age 7-15 for the Texas Winter Finals. Sat.-Sun., Jan. 26-27, 10am.

Old Settlers Park, 3300 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock, 512/218-5540

www.3v3live.com

Austin Table Tennis Club

is Austin's premier table tennis facility featuring 16 tables, wi-fi, a weight room, a lounge, and much more. Austin Table Tennis Club, 8956 Research Blvd.

Austin Table Tennis Club, 8956 Research Blvd, 512/491-7664

www.austintabletennis.com

Balcones Youth Sports Little League Baseball & Softball

Ball players ages 4-18 can register online now or in person Jan. 26, 9am-noon, at the BYS ball fields, 3106 Adelphi near Parmer Lane and MoPac.

www.balcones.net

Chess Club

Beginners through advanced, ages 8 and up. BYOCB (chess board). Tuesdays, 5-6pm. Oak Springs Library, 3101 Oak Springs Dr. Saturdays, 1-2pm. Spicewood Springs Library, 8637 Spicewood Springs Rd. Free.

974-9920

www.austintexas.gov/library

The African-American Fitness Circle

is an exercise group that meets every other Saturday to walk laps at Highland Mall. Open to men and women; please bring some water, and wear comfortable shoes. Meet at the Food Court. Free.

Highland Mall, 6001 Airport

austincircles@ymail.com

Try Stand-Up Paddling for Free

The new sport of stand-up paddling has arrived in Austin, and you are welcome to come out and learn how to do it for free. All ages and athletic abilities welcome. Saturdays, 10am-noon. Free.

North side of Lady Bird Lake under the MoPac bridge

www.supatx.com

Runs, Walks, & Rides

The Biggest Loser RunWalk

Get in shape alongside former contestants from TV's The Biggest Loser in a nonintimidated setting. Varies, see website.

Williamson County Southwest Regional Park, 3005 CR 175, Leander, 708/612-8516

www.biggestloserrunwalk.com/Austin_TX_5k_10K

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Recreation & Fitness

AUSTIN SPORTS AND SOCIAL CLUB

All leagues are coed with happy-hour fun following all games.

www.austinssc.com

Free Ice Skating Class

Austin's premier rink folks are offering free first lessons every Saturday for ages 6 and older. Also, check out their men's, women's, and youth hockey leagues. "Try Me" clinics: Saturdays, noon. Chaparral Ice, 14200 N. I-35, 252-8500 and Northcross Mall, 451-5102. Free.

www.chaparralice.com

Runs, Walks, & Rides

Austin Cycling Association

Check website for fun biking adventures.

www.austincycling.org

City Running Tours

For those looking to learn more about Austin and get some exercise at the same time, this might do the trick. Choose the type of run, the mileage, and when you'd like to do it, and they'll handle the rest. Advance purchase required.

www.cityrunningtours.com/austin.html

Wild Basin Wilderness

has a plethora of available walks, hikes, and more.

www.wildbasin.org